Monday, December 7, 2009

My little werewolf


Here's my little werewolf with his six pack and sharp teeth. I was changing his clothes and decided to take some pictures of him like this. He looks so tall.

Ku'uliko is always wanting me to take pictures of her and Kamalu.

Kalei pushing Kamalu's hand away.

My karate kids.

He looked super handsome in this new outfit from my mom but he didn't want to take a picture.

He loves putting hats and beanies on by himself.
This past week has been pretty good. Nothing too exciting. Kainoa has been studying for his finals. He has his first one on Wednesday and his last one next Wednesday. I can't another semester is coming to an end already. Yay!
So we found out yesterday that BYU is going to the Vegas Bowl. Kainoa's mom, sister Leimomi and Kaitlyn will be coming. We're kind of bummed that his dad won't be making it but at least most of the family will be together for Christmas. We're excited for everybody to be together.
It's been snowing. It started snowing Saturday and hasn't really stopped. We woke up yesterday morning and there were inches of snow on the ground. It was so pretty and sparkly. I wanted to go and play in it but didn't. I'm looking forward to playing in the snow this year. I didn't really get to go sledding last year because I was pregnant with Kamalu. Should be fun this year.
That's it for us this week. Take care.




Monday, November 30, 2009

Go Cougs!


So these pictures are in order of most recent to last week. I'm too lazy to put them in the right order. Saturday was exciting. BYU won in overtime to Utah. 26-23. What a sweet game. I wasn't there for the game but I met up with everyone on the field. It was so crazy with all the people rushing the field. I can't believe that I went with the kids but it was fun. Coach Mendenhall presented all the seniors with blankets and we got to meet him. Well I've met him before but it was super special to be there for RJ. Emi gave him a McDouble and Coke lei and I made him a spam musubi and Cheetos lei. We saw some people eyeing down his leis. Moreso the McDouble since I'm sure not a lot of people knew what the musubis were.




The profile of the starting center for BYU.


At home before the game. Everyone's wearing BYU shirts.

Kalei eating pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving Day. I had no idea he liked pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving was great. All the food was so good. Ilima made the turkey, mashed potatoes, and the rolls. Mom made a ham. I made the sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and the pies-banana cream, apple, and pumpkin. It was fun to be with all the family. Kainoa's parents came down for the last two BYU games. It was nice to have them here with us.

I love Kamalu showing his teeth in this picture.

The boys in matching shirts.

Kalei being his cute kolohe self.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Some funny pictures









So here's some pictures of the kids being their silly selves. Not much has been happening. I've been trying my best to eat healthier this week but I haven't had a whole lot of time to exercise. I was better with the exercising last week. Now I have to stop making excuses and be better so hopefully I can lose some weight.
What else? Hmmm....two words, NEW MOON! I decided on Monday that I was going to try and read the first two books again before the movie but I got distracted. It was Wednesday night and I was halfway through Twilight when I gave up and started reading New Moon. I wanted to finish it before the movie so I stayed up until 2 am this morning and I finished it. That's the fastest I've ever read a 500 page book.
We watched the 2pm show today. I'm not a hardcore fan so we didn't go to the midnight showing but I figured we should still go before it gets too crowded. We got to the theater at 12:30 and we were the second in line. Our showing wasn't too crowded. We took Kamalu with us while Shaun watched the other two kids. He was so good during the movie. Hardly made any noise unlike a little boy that sat right next to Kainoa with his parents. Anyway, the girl that stood in front of us in line said, "Oh, you have such a good husband." I know. I know. She tried to get her husband to come but he wouldn't. I was like the one of the very few that wore a Twilight shirt. The only reason I have one is because my in-laws gave it to me for my birthday. Anyway, I totally enjoyed the movie. It was awesome. It was all that it was hyped up to be. New Moon is my least favorite book out of the series so I wasn't sure how I would like the movie. I thought that they did a really good job fitting in so much of the book into the movie. There was action. Werewolves and vampires. The fighting scenes were great and Aro was freaky. That's all I'm going to say about that. Hope everyone that wants to see it can go.





Sunday, November 8, 2009

Birthday fun and Kamalu at 8 months

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Yesterday was my birthday. I'm getting older. Not quite 30 but getting close. Kainoa made me breakfast. Then he picked up some pizzas for lunch during the football game. He got me flowers and the new Wii Fit Plus. My sister-in-law Emi and Kainoa's aunty came over to watch the game. BYU played Wyoming. 52-0. What a shut out. It was an awesome game. Everyone was on top of their game. RJ played well of course. And if anyone watched it, no, the false start was not on him but on #60.
After the game we tried out the Wii Fit Plus. The new games are so much fun. It gives you a pretty good workout.
Then we went to Old Navy. They had a great sale. 50% off all their outerwear. I also had a 30% off thing (stuff and save). I got a pretty styling coat for $25. I was so happy because I also found a pair of jeans that fit really good that I won't have to hem. It's so hard for me to find pants. Kainoa and I have the opposite problem. I can never find pants short enough and he can never pants long enough.
We ate dinner at Yamato's. It's a Japanese/Korean BBQ restaurant. I got shrimp and vegetable tempura and teriyaki beef. It was pretty good. We'll have to go back so I can get the curry. I tried some of Kainoa's aunty's and it was super 'ono. Then we went to the store and Kainoa got me a cookies and cream ice cream cake. That was super good too.
It was a great birthday. Thanks to everyone that helped make it a wonderful day.
Kamalu turned 8 months today. I can't believe that he's that old already. He's my roller. He doesn't crawl but rolls to everywhere he wants to go. That's a picture of him in our hallway. He loves to talk. Every morning he wakes us up with "Dadadada." He loves his baby food and eats it at least twice a day. He's super smiley. He loves his brother and sister even though they are sometimes rough with him. He doesn't like sleeping in his crib but he'll sleep on a fold-out Backyardigans couch that we put next to our bed. He loves to give drooly open mouth kisses. He's my little Asian baby. Well at least he looks more Japanese than the other two. We love our baby Kamalu!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ku'uliko's 4 and Halloween









So we had an eventful week last week. Ku'uliko turned 4 on the 26th. I made homemade pizzas and a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (that's what she asked for). We had RJ and Emi over.
Then Kainoa and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary on Thursday, the 29th. It's been 5 years. Wow! Even I can't believe it. 5 years, 3 kids later.....We didn't want to wait to have kids after we got married and Ku'uliko came along. I still remember our first anniversary. We got back from the hospital the day before. My mom cooked a steak dinner with all the fixings. We ate the top of our wedding cake which was still really good. We were staying with Kainoa's family at the time. His dad brought down their CD player and some music and Leimomi brought out some candles. And somehow Kainoa managed to get me some roses and a card. I didn't even get him anything. Or maybe I did. I don't even remember. This year he got me a deep fryer. It's a fancy one. Not the ideal gift for an anniversary but I like it. He likes it too. I got him some tall tees. We watched Couples Retreat with Kamalu. It was hilarious. Shaun watched Ku'uliko and Kalei. Then after our movie we dropped Kamalu off with RJ and Emi and went to Red Lobster for dinner. We just wanted a little time alone and Kamalu is going through that separation anxiety stage. Hopefully he'll get over it soon. It was a fun day.
Then on Saturday we went over to the Todds in American Fork. We had dinner there. Ilima made dinner in a pumpkin which is one of their traditions. It was really good. Then we went trick-or-treating together. It was fun to have the kids together. It was a little difficult walking with all those kids but it was worth it. Kalei walked for a little bit and then he rode in the stroller. I felt silly trick-or-treating with his Thomas the train bucket. Kainoa and I wore Michael Jordan jerseys. Of course it looked like a dress on me. RJ and Emi dressed up as jocks and wore their letterman jackets. It was a nice night. Kamalu was a little fussy because it was little chilly for him but he eventually fell asleep. Shaun stayed home to hand out candy and he said only 3 kids came by. I thought there would've been more. If they were smart, the kids would've raided our condos. It's a lot of homes in one place. More candy. Come on now. Oh well they missed out.
Well that's it for now. Until next time, a hui hou!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween!






So here are some random pictures of the kids. They were trying on their beanies. Pretty soon we'll have to start using them. It's supposed to snow on Tuesday.
Here's a picture of the pumpkin I carved on Friday. It took me about an hour and a half. I printed off a picture and traced over it with a pencil to make indentions. Then I carved it out. I had to do the eyes freehand because it was hard to figure it out with the picture. It was really fun and I almost want to carve another one.
Well last night was a sad one. BYU lost. I actually went to the game with Kainoa, Emi, and Shaun. Emi's sister Darah and her husband watched our kids for us. It was fun to be there but I wish they could've won. RJ played well. I wish the coaches would've taken him out and put the backup center in. Then they could've let him play at left tackle or right guard. Somewhere else on the offensive line so that the quarterback could've had better protection because he wasn't getting any.
Tomorrow is Ku'uliko's real birthday. I still can't believe that she's going to be 4. Kainoa and I are celebrating our 5th anniversary on Thursday. Now I'm feeling old. I think we're probably going out to dinner or something. I'm craving some Red Lobster. I'm also excited about taking the kids trick-or-treating on Saturday. Ku'uliko is going to be a fairy, Kalei-Thomas the train, and Kamalu-a tiger. I'll post pictures of that for sure.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ku'uliko's Birthday Party and Vegas








So we've been quite busy recently. First of all, my aunty Pearl and cousin Jared Furtado came to stay with us on Thursday the 1st. They came down for General Conference. Then my mom came the next day. Kainoa's parents were still here so we celebrated Ku'uliko's birthday early. Her actual birthday isn't until the 26th. We'll probably celebrate it again but just us. I know she felt left out this summer when we celebrated Kalei's birthday 3 times.
Anyways, we had a party for her at her cousins' house in American Fork. Thank you to everyone that came. She really had a good time. There was 'ono food of course. Ku'uliko wanted to eat "brown chicken" (teri beef) so I ordered some meat from the Springville Meat Company (the local butcher) and soaked it in teriyaki sauce. I have to order it there because you can't get meat sliced that thin at the grocery store. I also made crab cream cheese won tons, and potato mac salad. Kainoa made the spam musubis. Kainoa's mom made chili, hotdogs, and pumpkin crunch. My mom made her spinach dip and clam dip and decorated the castle cake. I made the chocolate frosting for the cupcakes and decorated the Happy Birthday cupcakes and Ku'uliko's cousin Emma decorated the rest. It was a My Little Pony party and she got tons of My Little Pony stuff. She was so happy and had so much fun playing with her friends and cousins. It was a full house. Here's the guest list: Ama (my mom), Tutu and Man (Kainoa's parents), Bumpy (Kainoa's Aunty Heather), the Todds (it was their house), Uncle RJ and Aunty Emi, Aunty Pearl and cousin Jared, Kainoa's cousin Nalani and her husband, the Sanchez's and Melia, the Snows and Fredricks (Emi's family), the Po'uha's, and Uncle Sheldon and Uncle Lono. I think that was everyone. It was a great party and Ku'uliko enjoyed herself.
My mom was able to get us tickets for General Conference. She went on Saturday and we got to go on Sunday to the afternoon session. It was awesome to be in the presence of the prophet and the church leaders. The choir was awesome as well.
I'm going to rush through the rest of this since Kamalu just woke up and I'm typing this with one hand. Kainoa had the next week off from school so we drove to Vegas with all three kids, my mom, and Shaun. Our Explorer has a third row but it was pretty tight. The kids did so well on the ride there and back. They did it without a DVD player. Of course we stopped in St. George to go to Jack-in-the-box. We met up with some family friends, the Monsons, and talked story. Kainoa was driving pretty fast so we made it to Vegas in good time. We stayed at the Circus Circus Hotel. We got a good deal. We shopped at the outlet mall the next day. Then we played tourists on Friday. We walked a lot. We went to the MGM, the M&M's and Coca-Cola stores, and the Miracle Mile shops at the Planet Hollywood. We met up with my good friend Lehua that night and ate at this place called Hash House-a-go-go. The portions were huge. Then on Saturday we took the kids down the Circus part of the hotel. We played some games and saw a circus act. My mom stayed at the hotel with the kids and we went to the football game with Lehua and Shaun. It was an awesome game. BYU 59 UNLV 21. RJ played so well. The highlight was getting phone calls telling us that we were on TV twice. They even did a close up on us. It was so funny because I stood up right as they did the close up. I had no idea.
Anyways now we're back to normal Utah life. I was enjoying the warmth of the sun down in Vegas. It was kinda chilly when we got back. The weather was better today thank goodness. I'll be posting more pics soon. That's it for now. Adios!